Kelly Rutherford has lost custody of her two kids, Hermes and Helena to her husband. A Monaco judge granted ex-husband Daniel Giersch full physical custody of the kids and will reside in Monaco or France. Kelly “only permitted to ‘exercise her visiting and accommodation rights exclusively in France and Monaco.’ “
New York-based lawyer Chemtob Moss Forman & Talbert, who is not involved with Rutherford’s case, spoke with Rutherford’s appeals, “What the Monaco court is doing is saying, ‘We have jurisdiction, and we want to keep it.’ ” He added, “[Rutherford’s] visitation rights can only be used in France and Monaco, and the reason for that is because, this summer when she had visitation in America, she refused to return the kids, and courts really don’t like self-help. Kelly Rutherford has only herself to blame. She is the reason why she lost custody of these kids.”
The kids will not be able to travel to the US with their mother. Kelly lost her appeals in California and New York. She will appeal. Kelly has been fighting for the kids for the past 6 years, but it was over the summer when the custody battle hit an all time high when she refused to give the kids back after a summer in NYC.
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